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Imaginet Secures Contract With Dain Rauscher to Use Vignette's Story Server Software

Business Wire - Feb 8, 2000

Minneapolis-based Imaginet LLC - a full-service e-business consulting, engineering and design company announced today that Minneapolis-based Dain Rauscher has selected Imaginet to implement a dynamic, e-business solution using Vignette StoryServer(R) 5 software to renew and re-energize the next generation of Dain's Web development.

&uot;By working with Imaginet and using Vignette's StoryServer software, our customers will immediately notice the improvement of having faster access to information and a broader range of decision-making tools - ultimately increasing our customers' satisfaction,&uot; said Dain Rauscher vice president of e-business Chris Crosby. "The software's personalization capabilities will allow us give our customers a significantly improved online experience, one that provides highly personalized content and sophisticated financial tools, all from the best brokerage service in the industry".

Vignette is the world's leading provider of e-business solutions. Its StoryServer software offers companies the ability to build and manage customer relationships online by engaging site visitors with a dynamic, personalized experience that targets the individual's environment, behavior and preferences.

"We selected Vignette's StoryServer software because it provides us with the industry's leading platform for the development of content rich, highly personalized solutions. This is one of the key tools that we use in building strategic e-businesses", said Imaginet CEO Scott Litman.

The Dain Rauscher Wessels division includes equity research, equity trading, institutional equity sales and corporate finance. The division's 30 analysts focus on five industries: consumer, energy, financial services, health care and technology. Currently, the analysts follow nearly 400 companies. The division, which employs 350 people, has offices in Austin, Texas; Boston; Dallas; Houston; Minneapolis; New York City; San Francisco; and Seattle.

Minneapolis-based Dain Rauscher Incorporated provides investment services to individual investors and small businesses through offices in 27 predominantly western states, and investment banking services to corporations and municipalities nationwide. Dain Rauscher Incorporated is a member of the New York Stock Exchange and other major securities exchanges, as well as the Securities Investor Protection Corp. Dain Rauscher Corporation, its holding company, trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DRC. The company's headquarters are located at Dain Rauscher Plaza, 60 S. Sixth St.

Vignette Corporation

Vignette Corporation (Nasdaq:VIGN) is the leading supplier of e-business applications for building online businesses. Vignette enables Internet businesses to reach more prospects, attract and retain new customers, increase overall customer satisfaction and raise the total purchase per visit. Vignette powers more than 500 of the leading and Fortune 500 e-businesses, including AT&, BMW, CBS Broadcasting, CNET, Daimler/Chrysler, Drug Emporium, FedEx, Simon &Schuster, Sprint, Tandy Corporation, United Airlines and Waste Management. Vignette e-business applications transparently automate the customer's side of the interaction, taking away all the anxiety and work involved in being a customer. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Vignette Corporation has offices located throughout Europe and in Australia.


Imaginet is a strategic, full-service e-business consulting, engineering and design firm. Imaginet's &uot;Convergence for e-Business&uot; brings together all the critical pieces of e-business - strategic planning, consulting, promotion, design, development and fulfillment - to help businesses successfully create and manage new electronic business channels. The company collaborates with other leading technology and marketing companies around the country including Gage Marketing, IBM and Vignette to provide the best expertise to solve critical business needs for today and tomorrow.

Originally founded in 1991 and re-launched in 1999, Imaginet was Internet-focused before the Web emerged. This strong foundation, coupled with continued evolution, has enabled the company to stay ahead of the marketplace so it can strategically counsel clients for the most effective business solutions. Based in Minneapolis, the company employs 65 Internet professionals who are experts in technology and e-commerce. Clients include: Dain Rauscher,, Goodyear, The St. Paul Companies, Select Comfort, and Mauna Loa Nut Corp.

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